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The Simpsons -- Season Eight Episodes

CodeEpisodeUS air-dateAus air-date
4F02"The Simpsons Halloween Special VII"27 Oct 199613 Jul 1997
3F23You Only Move Twice3 Nov 199625 May 1997
4F03The Homer They Fall10 Nov 19969 Feb 1997
4F05Burns, Baby Burns17 Nov 19969 Feb 1997
4F06Bart After Dark24 Nov 199616 Feb 1997
4F04A Milhouse Divided1 Dec 199623 Feb 1997
4F01Lisaís Date with Density15 Dec 19962 Mar 1997
4F07Hurricane Neddy29 Dec 19969 Mar 1997
3F24El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer5 Jan 199727 Apr 1997
3G01The Springfield Files12 Jan 19979 Apr 1997
4F08The Twisted World of Marge Simpson19 Jan 199716 Mar 1997
4F10Mountain of Madness2 Feb 199723 Mar 1997
3G03Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-Díoh-cious7 Feb 199713 Apr 1997
4F12The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show9 Feb 19976 Apr 1997
4F11Homerís Phobia16 Feb 199718 May 1997
4F14The Brother From Another Series23 Feb 199720 Apr 1997
4F13My Sister, My Sitter2 Mar 19974 May 1997
4F15Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment16 Mar 199711 May 1997
4F09Grade School Confidential6 Apr 19971 Jun 1997
4F16The Canine Mutiny13 Apr 19978 Jun 1997
4F17The Old Man and the Lisa20 Apr 199715 Jun 1997
4F18In Marge We Trust27 Apr 199722 Jun 1997
4F19Homerís Enemy4 May 199729 Jun 1997
4F20The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase11 May 19976 Jul 1997
4F21The Secret War of Lisa Simpson18 May 199711 Mar 1998

Note: Episode 4F21 was first seen in Australia on Foxtel pay TV, on the 22nd November 1997.



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Treehouse of Horror VII

Synopsis

The annual Halloween episode featuring:

Writers, Directors

Written by Ken Keeler & Dan Greaney and David S. Cohen.
Directed by Mike B. Anderson.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F02.
First aired in US 27 Oct 1996.
First aired in Australia 13 Jul 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 10.5.
US Nielsen network rank: 31st.

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You Only Move Twice

Synopsis

Homer gets a new job at a safer power plant with a better boss in a better town, but things are a little TOO good.

Writers, Directors

Written by John Swartzwelder.
Directed by Mike Anderson.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F02.
First aired in US 3 Nov 1996.
First aired in Australia 25 May 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 8.5.
US Nielsen network rank: 50th.

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The Homer They Fall

Synopsis

When it's discovered that Homer's head is amazingly impervious to physical blows, Moe convinces him to become a professional boxer.

Writers, Directors

Written by Jonathan Collier.
Directed by Mark Kirkland.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F03.
First aired in US 10 Nov 1996.
First aired in Australia 9 Feb 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 10.0.
US Nielsen network rank: 29th.

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Burns, Baby Burns

Synopsis

Mr Burns' illegitimate son plans a kidnapping with Homer.

Writers, Directors

Written by Ian Maxtone-Graham.
Directed by Jim Reardon.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F05.
First aired in US 17 Nov 1996.
First aired in Australia 9 Feb 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 7.7.
US Nielsen network rank: 64th.

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Bart After Dark

Synopsis

While Marge and Lisa are away cleaning up an oil spill, Bart becomes the right-hand man for the owner of a burlesque house.

Writers, Directors

Written by Richard Appel.
Directed by Dominic Polcino.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F06.
First aired in US 24 Nov 1996.
First aired in Australia 16 Feb 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 8.5.
US Nielsen network rank: 57th.

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A Milhouse Divided

Synopsis

At the Simpsons' party, Milhouse's parents decide to divorce, raising Homer's fears about his own marriage.

Writers, Directors

Written by Steve Tompkins.
Directed by Steven Dean Moore.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F04.
First aired in US 1 Dec 1996.
First aired in Australia 23 Feb 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 8.3.
US Nielsen network rank: 50th.

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Lisa's Date with Density

Note: continuing a long-standing tradition of 'not getting it', Channel Ten advertised this episode as Lisa's Date With Destiny.

Synopsis

Lisa develops a crush on bad boy Nelson Muntz. Meanwhile, Homer uses an automatic dialer to solicit money over the phone.

Writers, Directors

Written by Mike Scully.
Directed by Susie Dietter.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F01.
First aired in US 15 Dec 1996.
First aired in Australia 2 Mar 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 7.4.
US Nielsen network rank: 63rd.

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Hurricane Neddy

Synopsis

When a hurricane destroys the Flanders' house, the citizenry rebuilds it. But when Ned loses it, he is sent to a mental hospital.

Writers, Directors

Written by Steve Young.
Directed by Bob Anderson.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F07.
First aired in US 29 Dec 1996.
First aired in Australia 9 Mar 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 8.7.
US Nielsen network rank: 18th.

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El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer
(The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer)

Synopsis

Homer promises he won't drink any beer at the annual chili festival. But dry chili leads Homer to delirium and he imagines he meets his soulmate.

Writers, Directors

Written by Ken Keeler.
Directed by Jim Reardon.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 3F24.
First aired in US 5 Jan 1997.
First aired in Australia 27 Apr 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 9.0.
US Nielsen network rank: 30th.
US Nielsen viewers estimate: 14.85 million.
US Nielsen viewers rank: 24th.

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The Springfield Files

Synopsis

FBI agents Mulder and Scully (from The X-Files) come to Springfield to investigate Homer's mysterious alien encounter.

Writers, Directors

Written by Reid Harrison.
Directed by Steven Dean Moore.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 3G01.
First aired in US 12 Jan 1997.
First aired in Australia 9 Apr 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 11.7.
US Nielsen network rank: 26th.
US Nielsen viewers estimate: 20.41 million.
US Nielsen viewers rank: 12th.

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The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

Synopsis

Marge needs help promoting her pretzel franchise, so Homer turns to the mob.

Writers, Directors

Written by Jennifer Crittenden.
Directed by Chuck Sheetz.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F08.
First aired in US 19 Jan 1997.
First aired in Australia 16 Mar 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 8.2.
US Nielsen network rank: 55th.
US Nielsen viewers estimate: 13.98 million.
US Nielsen viewers rank: 43rd.

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Mountain of Madness

Synopsis

Faced with a lack of teamwork at the power plant, Mr Burns takes the plant's workers to a mountain retreat, where Homer and Burns end up trapped by an avalanche in a claustrophobic cabin.

Writers, Directors

Written by John Swartzwelder.
Directed by Mark Kirkland.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F10.
First aired in US 2 Feb 1997.
First aired in Australia 23 Mar 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 10.5.
US Nielsen network rank: 26th (estimate by Tony Lammens).
US Nielsen viewers estimate: 17.49 million.
US Nielsen viewers rank: 21st.

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Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-Díoh-cious

Synopsis

When Marge suffers stress-related hair loss, the Simpsons hire nanny Shary Bobbins, who speaks in songs and inspires others to do so too. But the Simpsons may prove too much for her.

Writers, Directors

Written by Al Jean and Mike Reiss.
Directed by Chuck Sheetz.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 3G03.
First aired in US 7 Feb 1997.
First aired in Australia 13 Apr 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
US Nielsen network rank: ?
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US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

Synopsis

Homer is selected to play a new, canine character on the Itchy & Scratchy Show.

Writers, Directors

Written by David S. Cohen.
Directed by Steven Dean Moore.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F12.
First aired in US 9 Feb 1997.
First aired in Australia 6 Apr 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
US Nielsen network rank: ?
US Nielsen viewers estimate: ?
US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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Homerís Phobia

Synopsis

A shop owner befriends the Simpson family, but after discovering he is homosexual, Homer fears Bart will emulate him.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F11.
First aired in US 16 Feb 1997.
First aired in Australia 18 May 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
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The Brother From Another Series

Synopsis

Bart suspects a sinister motive when Sideshow Bob reunites with his estranged brother, Cecil, who promptly places Bob in charge of supervising the building of Springfield's Hydroelectric Dam. David Hyde Pierce guest stars.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F14.
First aired in US 23 Feb 1997.
First aired in Australia 20 Apr 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
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My Sister, My Sitter

Synopsis

Lisa's babysitting reputation is put to the test when she is assigned the task of babysitting Bart and Maggie.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F13.
First aired in US 2 Mar 1997.
First aired in Australia 4 May 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
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US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment

Synopsis

When Prohibition hits the town of Springfield, Homer and Bart go into the booze making business. Dave Thomas and Joe Mantegna guest stars.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F15.
First aired in US 16 Mar 1997.
First aired in Australia 11 May 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
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Grade School Confidential

Synopsis

After stumbling across Principal Skinner and Mrs Krabappel kissing, Bart strikes a deal to keep it secret, but winds up in the middle of this love affair.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F09.
First aired in US 6 Apr 1997.
First aired in Australia 1 Jun 1997.
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The Canine Mutiny

Synopsis

Bart's shopping spree with his new credit card includes an expensive, pure-breed dog. But when the repo men show up, he must choose which dog to keep.

Writers, Directors

Not yet known.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F16.
First aired in US 13 Apr 1997.
First aired in Australia 8 Jun 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
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US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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The Old Man and the Lisa

Synopsis

A series of bad investments financially cripple Mr Burns, but Lisa takes pity on a bankrupt, old man and help him rebuild his empire.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F17.
First aired in US 20 Apr 1997.
First aired in Australia 15 Jun 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 8.3.
US Nielsen network rank: 38th.
US Nielsen viewers estimate: ?
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In Marge We Trust

Synopsis

Marge must replace a disenchanted Reverend Lovejoy as advisor to the congregation. Meanwhile, Homer discovers a Japanese detergent with his likeness on the box.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F18.
First aired in US 27 Apr 1997.
First aired in Australia 22 Jun 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
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Homer's Enemy

Synopsis

An industrious, self-made man is hired by the power plant, but tensions mount when he learns of Homer's incredible sloth. Meanwhile, Bart buys an abandoned factory at a tax auction.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F19.
First aired in US 4 May 1997.
First aired in Australia 29 Jun 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 7.7.
US Nielsen network rank: 56th.
US Nielsen viewers estimate: ?
US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase

Synopsis

Troy McClure hosts a look at three possible spin-offs from The Simpsons:

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F20.
First aired in US 11 May 1997.
First aired in Australia 6 Jul 1997.
US Nielsen network rating: 7.3.
US Nielsen network rank: 61st.
US Nielsen viewers estimate: ?
US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

Synopsis

Lisa is determined to stick it out when Bart and Lisa attend an all-boy military academy.

Writers, Directors

Not yet available.

Miscellaneous Info

Production Number 4F21.
First aired in US 18 May 1997.
First aired in Australia on Foxtel 22 Nov 1997.
First aired in Australia on Ten 11 Mar 1998.
US Nielsen network rating: ?
US Nielsen network rank: ?
US Nielsen viewers estimate: ?
US Nielsen viewers rank: ?

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